Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Luis Tentindo

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010

Luis Tentindo is an interdisciplinary visual and performing artist, director and arts educator. He is passionate about creating bridges between individuals, groups, and communities with arts and community-based projects. Luis worked as a professional dancer in the companies of Tere O’Connor, Doug Elkins, David Gordon, Janis Brenner, and many others. For 10 years Luis has designed, built, choreographed and directed puppet/object-theater pieces as well as dance/body-based work. He has presented his works in New York, Los Angeles, and several other cities and has taught master classes and workshops at NYU-Tisch, Middlebury College, UCONN, CSULB, and UCLA among others. Luis’ work has been presented St. Ann’s Warehouse, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place, and at the XFEST! (SIUE), and the On Edge Festival (Santa Barbara). He received his M.F.A. in dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance in 2016 and was invited to create and teach a visual strategies course for UCLA’s Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) program. During his M.F.A. studies Luis also taught dance improvisation, video production, and puppetry arts, as well as co-mentoring senior dance majors for their final performance projects. At UCLA he received the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship and other awards and he was recently honored with the Vision Award from the OPUS Archives at the Pacifica Graduate Institute for his work with dance and storytelling as a means of integrative and healing practice.



Luis Tentindo worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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